To me, travel had been a lifelong dream.  I finally was able to travel at the age of fifty, and the experience was as magical as I had imagined it would be.  My little hand-written journal was a constant companion on my travels, and when I got home I always wrote a more complete account of my first journey.

 Since that time I have traveled more and written more, and and all those travel accounts are collected on this website.

Below, some of the women from our
travel club, Valley Fans of Rick Steves Travel, in the Phoenix area.  We meet at Robbie Fox's Irish pub in Tempe. .

We are a small group but we always have fun.
  To join, go to www.meetup.com/Valley Fans of Rick Steves travel.  If you are not in our area, you can still join the conversation on our group Facebook page. The URL is on the meetup page.

Feel free to e-mail me! I avoid give my e-mail in the correct format to avoid
web-crawlers picking it up, but you can figure it out from this: 
yalenii at hotmail dot com 

Important: put "re Grace-ful Wanderings" so I will know it is not junk mail!